Funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (A)

Southern Echo and Alliance Building in a Racialized Context

Mara Casey Tieken, Kenneth Russel, Mark R. Warren, and Karen L. Mapp
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This case traces the efforts of Southern Echo, a community organizing network working in poor, black communities in the Mississippi Delta, to significantly increase state spending on public education. The purpose of the case is to help participants understand the trade-offs involved when community organizing groups participate in alliances with more established civic and political organizations and actors.

Subject: Community Organizing, Alliance Building, Finance
Setting: Rural

Also Available: Funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (B)

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